Tractor Requirements

Tractor Requirements

We respect your equipment. If you already have your own truck, you’ll find that we can qualify most trucks to operate in our fleet. 
 
Vehicle Condition, Age, Safety Equipment and Wheelbase
  • We accommodate tractors that are seven years old or newer. If you have an older truck, you must have owned the truck the entire period (since the truck was new) and pass an inspection by our maintenance team. .
  • Tractor must pass DOT inspection at lease-on.
  • All safety equipment as mandated by the DOT is required. Safety equipment will be inspected at the time of lease and quarterly thereafter.
  • Wheel base maximums of 265" or less (Van, Refrigerated and Curtainside).
  • Blind spot mirrors are required on both right and left sides of tractor.

Vehicle Weight
  • Tractor with driver and 100 gallons of fuel shall weigh less than:
  • Van: 19,500 lbs.
  • Curtainside: 19,000 lbs.
  • Refrigerated: 19,500 lbs.

Fifth Wheel Height
  • Maximum height of 48".
  • Roehl requires an approved fifth wheel (must meet DOT specifications).

Exhaust Stack Height
  • Minimum exhaust stack height of 13'4" for van, refrigerated and curtainside. 
  • Mufflers are required.

Flatbed Equipment
  • DOT approved headache rack required.
  • Lumber tarps (8' drop).
  • Steel tarps
  • 6 coil chains (3/8").
  • 6 chains (5/16").
  • 13 chain binders.
  • 18 nylon straps (4").
  • 8 coil racks, coil pads and steel edge protectors.
  • Owner Operator can lease flatbed equipment from Roehl.